About Central Park Restaurant
Central Park occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse. With exposed brick, high rafter ceilings and elegant decor, Central Park will make you feel right at home.
Pasadena, CA 91105
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm; Friday: 7:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Central Park Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This small street side restaurant is a local find. Seems to be a favorite with a slightly older crowd. We went for a birthday and everyone had the same special dinner selection. Service was slow but pleasant. Food was good if slightly over sauced. We all had the tenderloin beef with potatoes and asparagus. Martinis were quite nice. The best part of the meal was the key lime pie!
The food was really outstanding. My husband loved his crab bisque and his short ribs were the tastiest I have had in the area. My sand dabs were very good too, our guests loved their meals also. My only less than positive comments would be that we were seated for an hour before our entrees came and it was crowded and noisy. Nevertheless, we will probably make this our tradition when we go to the Pas. Symphony.
This app is amazing ! I was able to make a reservation no problem on Valentine's Day ! The restaurant called to confirm and everything ;). Our waitress gave us great service and the food was great! Brick chicken & peppercorn steak were our choices ! Thank you!
We were seated promptly on a very busy Valentines night. Overall the dining experience was good as usual, but we had to send back the calamari because it was not even close to crispy as it had been described. The waiter handled it with a smile, but the second plate was still not as crispy as we would have liked or have had at other restaurants. The other food in our order though was fine. We ordered sand dabs and seafood with rice, both were very tasty. We like that this restaurant is easy to get to and offers good choices for breakfast or dinner.
Visited for the first time on Valentine's Day. Great, cozy place and exceptional service. We'll be going again. Central Park Restaurant is a great find.
Nice ambiance and relaxed feel, and a great place for a date. Also, with the park across the street, it is nice to walk after dinner.
The wait staff is always polite and offers great suggestions. If dietary restrictions prevail, adjustments to the menu are welcome (I'm sure, within reason). The food is esthetically pleasing and tasty! I encourage you to add a few vegetarian dishes which are easily modifiably Vegan, and several Vegan selections. It will broaden the demographics and make me even happier!!!
Great food, at a great place. A wonderful evening, parking was available (that is the only challenge some days), and the food is ALWAYS worth the extra circle around the block to get a parking spot. You waiter was fun, erudite, and the view of Central Park can be relaxing on a rainy night.
I like this restaurant very much as a moderately priced place with good food choices, and good quality food. the service is always excellent. we had Wes serving us. He has been with the restaurant for a long time and is really excellent, I was delighted to see him.
We were there at a busy time, 7.30pm on friday night. We requested the quietest spot and got it, but it was still noisy - lots of hard surfaces. OK for conversation in our spot behind the kitchen and the bar, but still too noisy for my taste. I usually go midweek and a little later in the evening which is quieter. For anyone interested, they have a very reasonable corkage fee of $10, as well as a good wine selection of their own.
We visited Central Park with Dining LA so, of course, the value was outstanding. My friend had the "Pork Prime Rib" of which he was very impressed, especially since that is not something that is offered on too many menus; I had the Sesame - Almond Crusted Salmon. Both dishes were great. I love a restaurantthat doesn't treat a vegetable as an "accessory" - and they do not.... the vegetables accompanying both dishes were cooked to perfection, which included among both entrees, green beans, variety of colored carrots, broccoli, and garlic sauteed spinach. Prior to our meal they brought bread with olive oil dip. We went on a Wednesday night, which was a super plus as all bottles of wine are 1/2 on Wednesdays. They have a nice selection.
Although the service staff was friendly and polite, we ordered water when we sat down and it wasn't brought to us until almost after the meal was over; also, I ordered the "famous" carrot cake for dessert, and although it was delicious, it would have tasted a lot better if it did not appear to have come from the freezer, which deterred the flavor. We were also first offered coffee upon clearing the table of our dessert plates - thus, they can do better on their beverage coordination.
All-in-all, though it was nice ambience and creative selection of food, well prepared. I would go back.
It was my first visit - because of Open Table. OMG, am I ever glad I tried it. It will be a definite
go to restaurant when I'm in Pasadena. Had the Pork Prime Rib - fantastic - they really know how to cook pork - not many places do. And the Brussel sprouts - another OMG.
So glad I found it!!!!
The DineLA menu was a good value; my friends and I had delicious food. My pork chop was flavorful, tender and moist--the best I've ever eaten--and the others loved their swordfish tacos and calamari. Crab bisque was wonderful as usual and crusty French onion soup was classic and perfect for a chilly, rainy night.
Service was attentive but not intrusive and everything from ordering to receiving our food to handling the check worked perfectly so we were able to arrive at our 7:30pm concert in plenty of time.
Central Park always has a very nice DineLA Restaurant Week menu that also is more affordable than most other restaurants in the area. My friend and I enjoyed our lunch there this week very much. I had a creative kale salad then an Ahi tuna sandwich accompanied by a small bowl of broccoli with unusual (and delicious) accompaniments. We were too full for dessert!
Tried for dineLa January 2017. Would (do hope to) return. The place was busy, the food a little slow, and the table by the door a little drafty, but the staff were very affable to turning up the heat and re-firing the overlooked steak. Everything tasted very, very good, and ultimately that's the point isn't it - the food has to be good.
dineLA allows you to affordably sample a restaurant you may not have previously considered. The restaurant is then responsible to do what it can to persuade you to return. Unlike some other dineLA evenings (Cliff's Edge in Los Feliz, a very disappointing meal) Central Park Cafe successfully did that (even with a couple of minor, but well handled, missteps along the way).
The evening started fine with our waiter taking good care of us; everything came within a reasonable time. Then we completed our meal, and the back waiter picked up our plates. Then we waited....and waited ....for 30 minutes, yes 30 minutes for our waiter to return and either bring a bill or bring a dessert menu, or bring something. Really weird wait after our meal. Then, the waiter finally shows up and apologizes.....that our meal hasn't come yet ! We broke the news to him that we already ate. He covered our dessert and coffee. Other that very big pregnant pause of a wait, everything else was fine.
Kale salad a few leaves, a cranberry or two and a walnut, very unappealing, friend had salmon that looked like skinny hospital food hiding under much sauce, my chicken sadwich on bread toasted to hide its age and resulted in a stack of hard crsted toast that was not able to be eaten as a sandwich, disapointed totally had wanted to go fr years, never again!food disgusted me after meal!
Central Park is our usual go to spot for meeting with friends because the menu has a little bit of everything, good service, and decent amount of free parking. However, the food has been better, my wife's sand dabs didn't have a whole lot of the caper sauce so it was on the dry side. I had the Park burger which was good but, they really charred the heck out of the thing so it had a burnt flavor to it. The last time I was here I had a filet mignon and they burnt my steak pretty good then too.
The main thing is that our friends enjoyed their food and the carrot cake with finished up with was delicious.
I eat at Central Park frequently. They have the best ever waffle breakfast, and great choices for dinner, too. I really enjoy their sand dabs, pasta, etc. There are always some special items; this is a place you can depend on for a good meal that is generous, delicious, but not overwhelming---
Four of us took the Goldline from Azusa as an adventure. Found this restaurant by searching on line for restaurants near the station. Pleasently surprised at the nice atmosphere at the Delmar Station. The walk across the street to the restaurant was across a busy street but there were traffic lights so it was no problem. Our reserved table was waiting for us in a nice location.
Loved the variety on the menu and will definitely return
This is one of my favorite places to dine. However, since my culinary consciousness has changed, my menu options are very limited. I would like to see 2-3 excellent Vegan choices. The times are changing and the menu must change with them. I look forward to see you evolve! Thank you!
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